Work on Zofia Chomętowska’s archive began in 2008 when ten plastic negative boxes were brought in from Argentina. Inventorying and digitising the negatives proved a formidable challenge; having been stored for many years in small, tight plastic boxes, they were parched and twisted. Moreover, they had been cut into strips of one, two or three frames. Following intense consultations with conservation and digitisation specialists, the archiving method was determined; in preparation for digitisation, individual frames were housed in anti-Newton ring jackets, preventing them from bending. Having been given a catalogue number, they were rehoused in Secol melinex sleeves.
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